A chilling video is going viral this week showing former NFL running back Zac Stacy brutally beating his ex-girlfriend in her Florida home this past Saturday.
TMZ reported that Stacy, 30, who played in eight games for the New York Jets back in 2015, reportedly punched his ex-girlfriend in the head several times before throwing her into a television, according to court documents. Stacy then “body-slammed” his ex into their baby’s bouncy seat.
The incident, which was captured on camera, occurred when Stacy came over to visit their baby boy. As the woman is attacked, she can be seen falling to the floor and begging Stacy to stop. Check out the horrifying footage for yourself below.
“He punched me several times in the head! I begged him to stop because the baby was on the couch just a few feet from where he punched me,” the woman recalled in an application for a restraining order against Stacy, who fled the home after the attack as his ex-girlfriend called the police.
“I fear for my life and my children’s lives,” she added in her application, going on to say that she was hospitalized with bumps and bruises and a possible cut to the head.
It is unclear at this time whether or not the judge approved it.
Stacy has not played in the NFL since his time with the Jets six years ago. Prior to that, he had a stint playing for the St. Louis Rams. NFL players are already speaking out to express their horror over this video.
“For the record,” Ravens defensive lineman Calais Campbell said on Twitter, “Any man that puts his hands on a woman is a coward! Short of defending yourself in a life or death situation, there is no excuse!”
“I’m not retweeting the video, but ZAC STACY NEEDS TO BE THROWN UNDER THE JAIL,” added Packers receiver Davante Adams. “Any man that puts his hands on a woman is a coward. I can’t believe what I just saw.”
Chris Long, who previously played with Stacy for the Rams, sounded off on the situation as well.
“Woke up to the Zac Stacy video. Made my stomach turn,” he tweeted. “Not retweeting. Crazy to play [with] someone for a couple of years & you have no idea what kind of bullshit they do at home.”
It remains to be seen whether or not Stacy will be hit with criminal charges and arrested for this alleged assault.